Friday, August 19, 2011

I'm Baaack!

Well obviously you know from the title...I am back! HAHA.
 I took a little time off from blogging because I just didn't have it in me. Connor had a relapse after his surgery..spent the night in the hospital and totally scared the crap out of the whole family. It took a little longer than expected to get him all better, but better he is! :-)

While I was off on my little break, I decided that I don't like my job. I in fact hate my job! So I am on a mission to find something that better suits me. I am also getting some "stock" made up so I can get my etsy shop going. I am really really excited about that!!! Maybe, just maybe, I can start earning enough from etsy to go part time for work. That would be wonderful. I have a lot of pictures to post of my most recent projects and I will get to that before too long.

I am missing my YouTube haul videos :-(....
I have been on a shopping ban for the last two months. I am NOT doing well with it AT ALL! I think I am going to cave and do a little shopping tomorrow, I don't know yet. I know I shouldn't but damn it...I want to! HAHA

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that I am still here and I will be doing my best to post regularly. Wish me luck on my etsy shop...Im gonna need it.

Until next time...See ya all soon ;-)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What A Week!

So I have been MIA for about a week now I suppose. So much has been going on here. Connor's surgery was the 14th and wow! Everyone tried to prepare us for what to expect but I guess you never really know what something is like until you experience it for yourself and everyone reacts differently to everything so we really didn't know what we were going to be dealing with. Well we have definitely had our hands full this weekend. Connor is such a trooper though. He is being such a great little guy through all of this.
I think it's going to take the full two weeks to recover for him because once he
starts feeling a little better he wants to talk and talk and talk. Not only talk but he wants to get up and walk around and be normal Connor. It is so exhausting for me trying to keep him down
It's a darn shame he has more energy three days after surgery than I do on a normal day. I really need to figure out a way to bottle up his energy so I can take a shot or two of it everyday :-)
Mom came out on Friday and stayed until today. It was really nice having the extra help so Brian and I could rest a little here and there. Connor really loved having Gramma here. It was a big comfort for him. I also got to do some crafting to settle my mind down a little bit. I didn't get much done of course because I couldn't really concentrate on my project. My mind was busy with my baby boy.
I will probably take a few more days off to devote my time to him but I won't be far away. Next week I will be back with some project shares. Until then....

See ya all soon! :-)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

So excited!!

OMG ladies!!!! I got so much accomplished over the weekend! Project pics coming soon. I now have 26 subscribers to my YouTube channel....YAY!!! And I am sorry to say that I have CAVED soooo much on my shopping ban. I went back to Michaels yet again and got some more goodies! Videos coming soon on that as well.

Short post today, have to make the munchkins dinner and get some more cards made.

See ya all soon! :-)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Self Control!

I am so proud of myself! I wandered over to and I had my cart loaded with all of their mat packs. Instead of getting my debit card out...I closed the page! I really can't believe I was able to do it. I'm not looking back. I have made a promise to myself that I will not buy another "crafty" item (unless I need it to complete a project ) until I have my "project box" empty. I will post a pic of my "project box" so you know what I am talking about.
I am doing pretty good on not buying anything "crafty".
Well alright, I will be honest and tell you that I just broke down and used a coupon at JoAnn's to buy myself a Martha Stewart Scoreboard. But my justification for that is...It was 40% off, so it doesn't count! HAHA

Anyway, my "project box" is full of stuff for me to work on. I hit some yard sales over the weekend and I got tons of post-it notes. So I have been trying to come up with a new way to make a little cover for them. I think I finally have my idea worked out so I will start with those. I think
I also have a frame or two in there and maybe some file folders and paper bags.
I have a few ideas for those as well but that will be more time consuming, and time has not been on my side lately.

Ok enough rambling for now. Off to bed I go!
 See ya all soon!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

My VERY FIRST Mini Album

This is how it started...

Simple deposit envelope from the credit union.
I folded them in half and cut a little sliver off to make them 4 1/2 inches.

Next I layered them on top of each other

I used Zig 2 way glue to adhere them together. ( I got this idea from Mary over at Cardz Tv)

Once I got them all layered on top of each other, I picked out my paper. I chose a $5.00 paper pack from Walmart.

I thought this paper pack was so cute!

Then I added the paper and this is what we got....drumroll please!!!!!

I will have to add the embelleshments once I know what pictures I will use for this album.
I also have to make the tags still but I will have to do that tomorrow.

That's all I have for now so ....

See ya all soon!

A Little ReWorking

I have been up and down trying to decide whether to continue blogging or not. I have decided for the time being that I am going to continue. I really do love being able to come here and write down my thoughts and share my projects with you wonderful ladies. I did start a facebook page but I'm not sure if  I'm liking that just yet. We will see what happens with that.

Anyway...I did a little re-working on my blog and I hope you guys like what I have done. My videos are now located on their own page!! I just thought it would be better to separate them. Tell me what you think!

That's all I have for now but more pictures will be coming later on.

See ya all soon!  

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Some of My Projects

These are just some of the projects I got done over the past few weeks. I have plenty more in the works but I won't show them till they are done.

 This is a simple little Notebook made with index cards.

 I glittered up some of the spots just to add a little bling.

I added ribbon to hide the binding rings.
I think this is soooo cute! But I am the one that made it so I might be giving myself too much credit. HAHA.

 This is another little Notebook made with index cards.

 I added Glossy Accents to some of the stripes to add a little extra pop to the cover.

I also added ribbon to the binding rings for this notebook. But of course I didn't get them in the picture. :-(

These Flowers are made from ribbon. I just used my hot glue gun to keep them
together. Sorry the picture is so blurry. New camera where the heck are ya????

I used 8 scalloped circles to make these cute little flowers. One scalloped circle is on the bottom and the other 7  get cut in half and get rolled into cone shapes and then glued down. Very easy
flower to make and they can be used for soooo many
things. I think this is one of my favorite paper flowers.

Well thats all I have done for now. I am going to be in the crafting room a lot this week because I have a ton of stuff  to finish up.
I can't start anything else until those projects are finished and I have to re-arrange my craft room. I think I will show pics when I get it all done. Thanks for stopping by!

See ya all soon! :-)